Y is for Yamato
Space Battleship Yamato!
Space Battleship Yamato is a Japanese science fiction anime series.
The battleship is built on the remains of the famous WW2 battleship Yamato and equipped with a space warp drive called the "wave motion engine" and a new, incredibly powerful weapon at the bow called the "wave motion gun".
I don't follow the series but I am intriged by the design of Yamato and the origins of how it was built.
Imagine building it based on the remains of the WW2 battleship Yamato. Such a cool idea!
I managed to get my hands on the Space Battleship Yamato Mechanic File by Bandai sometime back.
It is sold in the manner of 'trading figures,' where the Yamato is divided into eight sections, each of which is purchased separately and assembled as a subsection to be combined with the others for a complete vessel.
I just bought the whole set. What good is a battleship missing a section.
The finished model is over a foot long.
There is some assembly required but you don't need glue. The parts are snapped on together.
Assembly is easy and after the kit is assembled, it looks pretty cool.
The parts are pre-colored and quite detailed. However, under the hands of a good customiser or painter, this kit would look even better!
What made me buy this kit is that you are able to see the interior cross section of the ship. The interior is detailed right down to the hanger deck and the wave motion engine (space warp drive).
When displayed with the interior showing, it is a great conversional piece.
Of course, you can also display without showing the interior. It is up to you which makes it great.
The ship also comes with a display stand and 7 fighters (5 Black Tiger and 2 Cosmo Zero). They come unpainted.
As a display piece, this is a real cool set!
Yamato without its interior showing
Yamato with its interior showing
The space warp drive, "wave motion engine"
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